The principles of homeopathy were first developed by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, medicine and treatments for the sick were often ineffectual and barbaric. Hahnemann became disillusioned with these methods and decided to research a less invasive approach for his practice.
As an established physician and chemist, Hahnemann developed homeopathic remedies and a unique consultation method which he began to use. This combined approach of case taking and remedy preparation resulted in positive results, and soon spread across Europe and to the United States.
Whilst Homeopathy throughout the centuries has split the medical world and seen much skepticism, the intention remains the same today as it did in Hahnemanns time, with the Hippocratic ethos of “First, do no harm”.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, minerals and other natural substances. Prepared in a unique, quality controlled manner that renders them safe with no harmful side-effects.
The homeopathic system follows three simple
Law of Similars
A substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can remove the same symptoms seen in a sick person.
The Whole Person
Our body is designed to provide signals when illness or in balance is occurring. These signals are symptoms and are important details that guide the homeopath towards the best remedy for that individual. Homeopathically, all aspects of a persons condition are extremely important, physical symptoms, emotional well-being; the whole person.
Give as little medicine as required. A homeopathic prescription is given and the response to this is closely monitored and observed. Depending on the response, a remedy may be repeated or changed.